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  • College of Design, Construction and Planning

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    Established in 1925, the College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) is one of the largest such institutions in the country with more than 1,500 students. In addition to on-going projects that advance both scholarly study and professional practice, DCP contributes to community, state, regional and national efforts to conserve and improve the quality of the natural and built environments.


    Established: 1925. Today it is one of the largest design, planning and construction institutions in the country with more than 1,500 students.

    Location: Academic programs and other resources are located in three campus buildings: the Architecture Building, the Fine Arts Complex (FAC) and Rinker Hall. Off-campus facilities are located in Vicenza, Italy and Nantucket Island.

    Schools and Departments: School of Architecture, Department of Interior Design, Department of Landscape Architecture, Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Construction Management.

    Accredited: The following academic programs are accredited by the respective professional organizations of each unit.

    • Architecture: National Architectural Accrediting Board, 1735 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006-5292
    • Building Construction: American Council for Construction Education, 1300 Hudson Lane, Suite 3, Monroe, LA 71201
    • Interior Design: Council for Interior Design Accreditation, 146 Monroe Center NW, #1318, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2822
    • Landscape Architecture: American Society of Landscape Architects, 636 Eye St., NW, Washington, DC 20001-3736
    • Urban and Regional Planning: Planning Accreditation Board, 3850 Merle Hay Rd., Merle Hay Tower, Suite 302, Des Moines, Iowa 50310

    Academic Advising: The college's advising center in 331 Architecture Building provides academic advising to undergraduate students in architecture, interior design and landscape architecture.

    Undergraduate students in the Rinker School of Construction Management should report to 301 Rinker Hall for academic advising.

    Scholarships: Scholarships within the college are available to students in the upper-division and graduate professional programs.

    Computer Requirement: General UF requirements.

    Guidance: Internships vary by academic unit. Consult the academic unit regarding its requirements for internships. The academic unit and the dean’s office (331 ARCH) provide career guidance.

    Students considering application to the college should anticipate expenditures for computers, travel, equipment and tools essential to their education as design, planning and construction professionals. For further information, contact the appropriate department/school.

    Major Minor Degree Credits
    Architecture No Bachelor of Design 120
    Building Construction No Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 126
    Interior Design No Bachelor of Design 120
    Landscape Architecture  Yes Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (5-year professional degree) 144
    Yes Bachelor of Design (4-year
    degree program)
     Yes  Minor 15
    Sustainability and the Built Environment Yes Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and the Built Environment 120
    Urban and Regional Planning Yes Minor 15
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